Every year there is a moment, when on streets you hear more meowing than usual. Social networks have been flooded with pictures of new born kittens, there are the ones who proudly offer kittens born in their own barns, and those who have found them in boxes abandoned in a variety of places and now are looking for help. In those moments, similar to those when you run into wandering dog in which eyes you can read despair and abandonment, questions arise for those, who is responsible for vulnerable destinies. What is their excuse for irresponsibility? To balance the world, there are also people who rush to correct the irresponsible mistakes. At this time, I spoke with Elīna Dambe, manager of animal shelter “Astes un Ūsas”.
During our conversation there is both - laughter and passionate exclamations, and there is a moment in which Linda can’t hide her tears. Tears roll out because of pain for fellow people, who are misunderstood, such as Greta Thunberg, who has been offended in comments by people, without getting a deeper understanding of her illness. About stereotypes which divide and prevent society from accepting people with differences. About the suffering of animals and nature. And at the moment, a little bit about herself too, because for her this Covid time has been difficult and has taken away a bit of her strength.
|GET TO KNOW A CATCHER OF MOMENTS ARTA JOMA (34)|
|I photograph, since I remember myself, but professional photographs I have since 2017 (after the course)|
|Achievements of Arta:|
|Favorite season for photographs:|
|Every, it's difficult to choose one. I'm leaning forward to
spring, but it's just because it's mine favorite season (but I am
doubtful that this is related to the photograph.)
|The motto of life:|
|For living helps glowing eyes and healthy optimism.|
|Artas work can be found at:|
One day in your life, one your
decision can change everything. This happened with Mareks. After
that Mareks could sink or rise. He had the strength to rise. Before
the accident, Mareks was a hospital attendant in the hospital,
after accident – he become one of the most popular painters in
Latvia. His paintings cheers up not only people of Latvia, but also
travels abroad to bring faith and love there.
One day after another or daily routine – to not loose mind, if you are strong in spirit.
As Mareks admits, mostly all days are the same. Except for cases when he has to be part of some events. In the mornings, Mareks turns to his side, reads the Bible, which is a mandatory part of his day, as the painter says himself: “It is needed for the growth of my spirit.” After that he takes a look of what is happening on social networks. Around 11:00 he starts his trainings. Then he and his assistant eat the lunch. Up until 17:00/18:00 he paints, except for cases, if some visitor does not come that day. Then he eat dinner, watch some movie and relaxes.
However gloomy day
you have, it can be brighten up, if you find unexpected postcard or
letter at your mail box. Lets talk regarding reasons, why you
should consider writting a
Your time is most valuable thing, which you can share
Each day we see a lot of news – you send messages, spend time on Facebook etc. Information layers up, phones can be broken and messages can be lost. Are those writtings, regarding experiences, have to be lost? Wouldn’t it be great – at gloomy day, take and read them again? How much would it take – if you would share your hearh warmth at holidays, with real greeting? Imagine what it would mean to your friend. No, why only at holidays. Better do it daily – unexpectedly, warmly suprise your loved ones by sending them postcard. Yes, message reaches faster, but not speed is most valuable. It is time, which you have spent by coming to store, buying a postcard and writting it by hand. That way you give a message – you share your precious time.
In a our blog, we'll share our business experience as a social entrepreneur. We will discuss integration - by introducing with people who inspire others. As well as writtting regarding things that help people to see a little different world and processes which makes connections between people.
Entries of the blog:
Every day: things, processes and events about which we do not wonder, but which is the part of daily lives of people who lives by our side. Stories with a taste of reality.
Inspire - power stories about people and places, which show how to find a light in the dark moments of life. These stories serves as examples that life can be lived differently.
Socially active - stories of co-responsibility, mutual relationship and belonging.